I finally decided to begin a quilt that I had seen on a Missouri Star Quilt Company video - Summer in the Park Quilt. I already had the 2 jelly rolls - High Street by Lily Ashbury for Moda and a Bella Solid (Porcella). Easy and quick and very bright and happy! The blocks are about 17" so it won't take long to get a nice sized quilt. If I use all the strips, I will have 13 blocks so I will make 12 blocks and use the left over strips for borders. After you cut from the strip sets, there is extra fabric so I will disassemble the sets and use those scraps for an inner border. Sounds like a plan.
I also want to share my gifts from my BQFF (Best Quilty Friends Forever) - they are the most wonderful friends a woman could ask for...
Barb made this amazing folded star hot pad with beautiful metallic fabric on one side and a German fabric on the back - which she brought back after a visit to her parents. It came wrapped in Christmas fabric (neat!). From Marybeth, a lovely tea towel (very chic), a little candle, and a cute thread catcher. I told her that I would have to break my Eleanor Burns (over the shoulder) technique of dispensing with threads and scraps. LOL
Here is what I sent them - Marybeth's Birthday gift (3 months late), mug rugs for each of them, and a matching Bowl Buddy and Potato Bag for Barb. Marybeth received her Bowl Buddy and Potato Bag for her birthday...go figure...
|September block from Buttermilk Basin|
Hooking up with Judy L's Design Wall Monday where there are lots of great projects - start making a list for 2014!! Happy New Year everyone!!